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Expression of Interest (EOI) for NSGEU IWK Nurses: Labour Management Committee Membership

NSGEU is looking for IWK nurses who are interested in becoming members of the new Labour Management Committee. This is an exciting opportunity to work towards improving our workplaces and work lives! Article 28 of our new Collective Agreement, which came into effect yesterday (January 30, 2019), stipulates there will be a Labour Management Committee […]

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Expression of Interest for NSHA Nurses in NSGEU Zone Labour Management Committee Membership

The NSGEU is looking for nurses working in all Zones who are interested in becoming members of the new Zone Labour Management Committees. This is an exciting opportunity to work towards improving our workplaces and work lives. Article 28 of our new Collective Agreement, which is effective today (January 30, 2019), stipulates there will be […]

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Nursing Bargaining Unit: Telephone Town Hall to Discuss New Collective Agreement

As you are aware, we recently concluded an intensive round of bargaining, which resulted in a new collective agreement for the Nursing bargaining unit. We are holding a telephone town hall meeting for all members of the Nursing bargaining unit on Wednesday, January 2nd at 7 p.m., so we can review highlights of the new […]

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Bargaining Update: Province-Wide Nursing Collective Agreement

After many months of difficult negotiations, your bargaining committee members are pleased to announce that they have concluded a new, province-wide Nursing Collective Agreement. This was a historic round of bargaining that saw all nurses across the province from four different unions bargain together at one table (click here to read more about the history behind this […]

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Council of Nursing Defers Outstanding Issues to Arbitrator

The Nova Scotia Council of Nursing Unions (NSNU, NSGEU, CUPE and Unifor) and the Employer group (NSHA and IWK) have completed collective bargaining and are referring all remaining matters in dispute to Arbitrator William Kaplan. Mr. Kaplan was named as mediator-arbitrator for all acute care collective agreements, as per a decision that was ratified by […]

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Council of Nursing Unions Concludes Face-To-Face Bargaining

Scheduled talks concluded October 30, for the Nova Scotia Council of Nursing Unions. The Nursing Council met this fall with the Employer group, a group of 19 representatives from the IWK and the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) on September 4, 5, 6, 19, 20, 21, and October 10, 11, 12, 17, 18,19 and 30. […]

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Council of Nursing Unions Concludes Bargaining Today, Resumes October 30

Scheduled talks concluded today, October 19, for the Nova Scotia Council of Nursing Unions. The Nursing Council met this fall with the Employer group, a group of 19 representatives from the IWK and the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) on September 4,5, 6, 19, 20, 21, and October 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19. […]

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Special Notice on Overtime for Acute Care Employers

Dear Health Care Bargaining Unit members, As a result of your employer’s recent communication (see the IWK message below) regarding overtime, the NSGEU wants to clarify that this change in practice for the Health Care bargaining unit was not agreed to in bargaining. The employer has decided to interpret the language around “hours worked” differently. […]

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QEII Redevelopment

Good afternoon, This morning, government announced their QEII redevelopment plans, which include the eventual decommissioning of part of the Victoria General site and the construction of five new health care buildings in the Halifax area. The NSGEU is committed to working with your employer to ensure our members’ jobs will be protected when construction is […]

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Nursing Bargaining Update: Proposals Exchanged

Talks got underway today, September 5, for the Nova Scotia Council of Nursing Unions. The Nursing Council exchanged proposals with the Employer group, a group of 19 representatives from the IWK and the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA). Additional bargaining dates are set for September 6, 19, 20, 21, and October 10, 11, 12, 17, […]

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